TVI wins contract for Air Force shelters
TVI Corp., based in Beltsville, won a $1.4 million contract to provide field shelters for the Air Force.
The company said it expects to win a much larger contract for 47,000 shelters in the next two months from the Marine Corps, as well as one valued at $10 million from British government.
Corporate Express to acquire office division
Corporate Express Inc., a supplier of office products, has agreed to acquire the office products division of Joyce International Inc., a privately held corporation based in New York.
Joyce Office Products Centers, which employs 385 people, has sales and distribution centers in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Florida, Virgin ia, Texas and California.
Headquartered in Boulder, Co., Corporate Express' mid-Atlantic division is based in Baltimore. The company, founded in 1986, employs 3,100 people.
Architects choose public relations firm
M.D. Bowers & Associates Inc. has selected Cameron Barry Marketing Communications Inc. to help design its public relations and marketing strategy.
An architectural design firm based in Towson, M.D. Bowers specializes in commercial retail projects, including retail stores in malls.
Cameron Barry Marketing Communications provides marketing and public relations services to mid-sized companies, professional service firms and nonprofit organizations. Its clients include the White House Inc., Absolut Vodka and the Manekin Corp.
Lusky receives leadership award
Paul M. Lusky, a partner with the law firm Kruchko & Fries, has received the "Leadership Award" from the Baltimore Chapter of Associated Builders & Contactors Inc., which has about 400 members in the Baltimore region.
The award recognizes Mr. Lusky, who is a member of the chapter's board, for his "outstanding legislative efforts" in 1994. Mr. Lusky has been chairman of the Baltimore chapter's legislative committee since 1990 and initiated an effort this fall to support candidates backed by the chapter through phone banks, direct mail and other projects.
Kruchko & Fries, with offices in Baltimore and McLean, Va., specializes in representing management in labor, employment and benefits law.
Shargel appointed at PharmaKinetics
PharmaKinetics Laboratories Inc. appointed Leon Shargel a vice president to oversee the company's laboratory operations and its compliance with state and federal regulations.
Mr. Shargel, who earned his Ph.D. in pharmacology from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., comes from Forest Laboratories in New York. PharmaKinetics, based in Baltimore, does research for the drug industry.
Tuxedo Pharmacy opens Lutherville store
Tuxedo Pharmacy, founded 58 years ago in Roland Park, has opened a second store in the lobby of the Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station building on Falls Road in Lutherville. The owners are Betty Davidov and her sons, Harold and Arnold.
Kramon resigns as managing partner
After 20 years of managing the law firm Kramon & Graham, James M. Kramon has stepped down as managing partner. Lee H. Ogburn will assume the management position.
The firm employs 18 lawyers and handles corporate, commercial, real estate and health care matters and insurance coverage litigation.
Powell joins board at Genesis Jobs
John Brentnall Powell Jr. has been elected to the board of directors of Genesis Jobs Inc., a nonprofit organization helping unemployed people seek entry-level, nonprofessional positions.
Board members act as volunteer counselors assisting individuals with their job searches.
Mr. Powell is a partner with the Baltimore law firm Wright, Constable & Skeen, which specializes in corporate law, litigation, estates and trusts, creditors' rights, real estate law, maritime and transportation.
Registry set up for home-based firms
The Home-Based Workers' Network has started a national registry for home-based businesses looking for workers and workers looking for jobs.
Businesses that require a participation fee or product purchase fees will not be included. Home-based businesses that require special training will be identified as such.
The network will issue a monthly newsletter in which businesses and workers can be listed for $5 per issue. "The Home-Based Connection," a national registry of home-based businesses and workers, will be published by the network this fall. Listings in the registry will cost $50.
For information about the registry call Carol Fertitta at (410) 239-2255 or write the network at 4011 York Road, #1, Millers, Md. 21107.
Accountants explain state tax check-off
Snyder, Kamerow & Associates, a Bethesda accounting firm, has joined the efforts of the Chesapeake Bay Trust and Maryland Department of Natural Resources in educating tax payers about the Maryland Tax Check-Off Line program.
By checking line 63 and filling in an amount on their tax returns, Marylanders can contribute to the restoration grants program of the trust and DNR endangered species programs.